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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:45 am

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July's bill - at $173.17 it's right in the middle of our usual range.

However, we only have $124.31 left in the account as of now - so we could use another round of donations! Thank you :-)
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Juke The Spuke » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:00 pm

Have you considered using Patreon?

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Cihparg » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:17 pm

I'd wish Arelith had a Patreon page set up.
It'd be a really good platform for funding the server.

Anyhow, sent a donation earlier today/was it yesterday.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by The Rambling Midget » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:56 pm

Juke The Spuke wrote:Have you considered using Patreon?
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by CragOrion » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:55 pm

I'm broke this month, so I haven't sent anything in. I'll resume soon as my situation improves.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Cihparg » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:12 pm

The Rambling Midget wrote:
Juke The Spuke wrote:Have you considered using Patreon?
If we go by extra taxes, here's paypal with a 10€ donation:
€0.10 EUR fee if you use your PayPal balance and/or a bank account.
€0.74 EUR fee if you pay using your credit or debit card.
Personally, I'm unable to pay with anything other than a credit/debit card.
In short, the fee really isn't much. We really, really, should go with Patreon.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:16 pm

Paypal is free for most US transfers, and seems to have a fee between 3-5% on foreign currency donations (I'm also not convinced the exchange rates are very good).

However, since our playerbase is about 50% US based, it seems like Paypal is the best way to go for now.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:39 pm

Serious question, why not implement Bitcoin donations?
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:50 am

Because Google charges in dollars.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:40 pm

That'll do it!
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by grip » Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 am

I'll give more dolla-dolla-bills later tonight! Just saw this post.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by andthenthatwasthat » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:45 pm

Any other way to donate except for PayPal?

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Cihparg » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:24 pm

andthenthatwasthat wrote:Any other way to donate except for PayPal?
Why do you ask?
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by andthenthatwasthat » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:36 pm

Cihparg wrote:
andthenthatwasthat wrote:Any other way to donate except for PayPal?
Why do you ask?
So I can pretend like I will donate. ;D

No, seriously. I have a thing against PayPal, and I'm wondering if there is any other way to donate.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:32 am

Not at present, sorry!
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:29 am

Last three months' bills as follows.
Aug-15.pdf
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$174.62
Sep-15.pdf
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$169.51
Oct-15.pdf
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$173.97

Currently, we have about another three months of money stockpiled, so we're good through the end of January. Thank you to all who have contributed!

So, no need to donate while spending all your money on Christmas presents, but we'll need to top up again after Christmas :)
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by DarkFuneral209 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:33 pm

So if not enough donations are attained what happens to arelith?
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Irongron » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:46 pm

Time and money amount to about the same thing, at least for Mithreas I'm sure. I expect he's had to use his own funds to keep the server going in the past, and if were to be paying him for his time? I shudder to think how much that would be.

I really woudn't blame him if he decided to stop funding Arelith. He's effectively buying presents for a community he geniunely valued, and its great pity that a very small minority, were not only ungrateful for those efforts, but also, sometimes, downright rude.

But, overall, I have a really high opinion of our players, as I'm sure he does. I'll be posting various updates in the coming days, but on this issue; don't worry. If it really comes to it, I'd step in and pay the shortfall myself (at least until the server was back on its feet financially)

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Cihparg » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:30 pm

Haven't donated in ages.
Throwing some dosh now.

On the subject itself: Could we get the paypal account on the main post of this thread?
Eases finding out where to send said dosh. I'm assuming the account shown in the Donate page is valid, seeing that I just sent for there.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Mithreas » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:12 pm

Latest bills!
Nov $168.63
Nov-15.pdf
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Dec $174.12
Dec-15.pdf
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Jan $176.64
Jan-15.pdf
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The donation account has just under a month's worth in it ($166).

Scholar Midnight is looking at a cheaper, better hosting option, so we may be able to significantly reduce the monthly cost.
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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Trishula » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:29 am

Assuming next lot of textbooks isn't too expensive *Silly university* then i'll throw a bit of cash in :)

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Taoen7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:05 pm

Your bank can usually set up an auto payment but i guess that would be strange to have it sent to a paypal address. It was my question as well.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by ActionReplay » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:23 pm

This one should be used:
https://www.patreon.com/arelith

Though patreon might not work for everyone, for whatever reason, then Paypal is the way to go.

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Re: Cloud hosting costs - update

Post by Dunshine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:21 am

You can use your PayPal account for the payments through Patreon. So if you have a PayPal account, just create a Patreon account and click the PayPal option for the payment.

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